I saw this tweet last night when just chilling oot after work.
It really did get me thinking about the idea as I despise the list system of election to Holyrood as it allows people like Murdo Fraser, Conservative MSP, to remain in parliament for 20 years having never actually won an election. The system is an affront to the voters and democracy. So if this were to happen what would the voting parliament look like:
SNP 59 seats (4 on the list) current total 63 MSPs.
The Conservative and Yoonionist Party 7 (24 on the list) current total 31 MSPs.
The Scottish Labour and Yoonionist Party 3 (21 on the list) current total 24 MSPs.
The Liberal Democrat and Yoonionist Party 4 (1 on the list) current total 5 MSPs.
The Scottish Greens 0 (6 on the list) current total 6 MSPs.
The SNP would have a huge voting majority in the parliament so we can see that the fact is the SNP don’t have a majority in Holyrood because opposition MSPs in the main, whom have never actually won an election, get in anyway whether you like it or not. When you add in first past the post at Westminster we live in one of the most unbalanced so called democracies in the world, that just cannot be right and it allows people like Dugdale, Fraser, and Rumbles into parliament . None of then add anything useful to our Parliament and our politics, very few of the opposition do but the list really does deliver the dregs, it has got to be changed.